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27th May 2021

Jack Black pays tribute to School of Rock co-star Kevin Clark who died aged 32

Charlie Herbert

He was just 32.

Jack Black has paid tribute to his School of Rock co-star Kevin Clark, who passed away at the age of just 32, describing him as a “beautiful soul.”

Clark played drummer Freddy Jones in the classic 2003 comedy, but tragically died on Wednesday after he was hit by a motorist whilst out cycling in Chicago, according to the Chicago Sun Times.

The film’s star Jack Black paid a heartfelt tribute to the 32-year-old on Instagram.

“Devastating news,” he wrote.

“Kevin is gone. Way too soon. Beautiful soul. So many great memories. Heartbroken. Sending love to his family and the whole School of Rock community.”

Meanwhile, Rivkah Reyes, who played Katie in the film, also shared a tribute to her co-star on social media.

Reyes wrote: “Love you forever. Love will never forget your hugs and your laugh and the sheer joy on your face when we’d run into each other in Chicago.

“Thank you for always showing up for me with that ‘big brother I never had’ energy.”

School of Rock was the Clark’s only film credit, with him previously saying that he only got the the role because he could actually play the drums.